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Scholarly Publications

Defining and Domesticating the Electoral Model: A Comparison of Slovakia and Serbia

May 2006

The transitions to democracy in the postcommunist region over the past decade and one-half share a common dynamic, featuring the interaction between two sets of factors.

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

December 2005

The latest volume in this popular series focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes.

Italy and Spain

December 2003

Other Publications

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

News

Political order in Egypt

August 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S.

A fourth wave or a false start?

May 2011

In a new piece published on the Foreign Affairs website, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond argues that the Arab Spring is witnessing a thawing and freezing across the region as anti-democratic forces...

Fukuyama debuts latest book to Stanford community

April 2011

On April 11, the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) hosted an event to celebrate the release of Francis Fukuyama's latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From...

Events

Reporting from Cuba: How Pixels are Bringing Down the Wall of Censorship

October 28, 2013

*****LIBERATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL EVENT****Change of location- now in Bechtel Conference CenterEncina Hall A livestream will be available for this event.

Taiwan's Diplomacy in Changing Times: My Experiences, Reflections, and Predictions

May 17, 2013

Abstract: Taiwan (the Republic of China) has been changing with the times. So has its diplomacy.

A Critique of Repressive Approaches to Combat Human Trafficking

March 14, 2012

Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

Projects

Quality of Democracy Project

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...
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